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Uzbekistan loses its position in the Russian fruit market

Updated Aug 24, 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, in the first half of 2021, Uzbekistan worsened its position in the Russian fruit market. For six months of 2021, the country fell back to the 14th position in the ranking of the largest fruit suppliers in the Russian Federation, reducing supplies by 10% in volume and 3% in value. The main reason for the decline in positions was climate change, which affected Uzbekistan in 2021.
A sharp warming in February 2021 triggered the awakening of fruit trees too early, followed by two waves of frost. As a result of frost damage, the harvest of Uzbek apricot suffered the most, and its exports to Russia decreased by almost seven times. Exports of peach and nectarine decreased by 41% (as of the end of June), exports of raisins by 16%, exports of lemon by 28% and exports of plums almost halved. We also note a decrease in exports of fresh apples by 44%, table grapes - by 68%, walnuts - by 66% and melons - nine times. Read also: Grapes, peaches and nectarines are the main export positions of Uzbekistan in the first decade of August 2021 At the same time, Uzbekistan was able to dramatically increase the export of watermelon and sweet cherry. Export of sweet cherry to Russia increased 2.6 times in physical terms, and export of watermelon - 4.2 times! True, at the same time, Uzbekistan had to sharply reduce prices for both cherries and watermelons for deliveries to Russia, ...
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